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Christie, Wolf Team On Video Projector Systems

4/20/2009 03:21:00 PM Eastern

Berkeley, Calif. — Commercial movie-theater projector manufacturer Christie has reached a deal to produce projection technology for elite high-end home theater video projectors for Sumiko/Wolf Cinema, the companies revealed Monday.

Wolf Cinema said projectors produced through the relationship will combine “exceptional film-like cinema performance and advanced user-friendly features.”

The projectors’ custom integrated chassis will be housed in a “black box” designed to keep all critical thermal components cool to operate reliably for years to come, according to a Wolf Cinema statement.

Sumiko/Wolf Cinema’s relationship with Christie forms the basis of an ongoing technology and service sourcing relationship, the companies said.

“Christie technology has proven itself truly world-class for the rigorous demands of both industrial and commercial use,” stated John Hunter, president of Sumiko/Wolf Cinema. “Wolf Cinema projectors allow this superior level of performance and reliability to be realized in a domestic application using conventional or high-definition video and broadcast sources.”

The projectors are planned to be backed by Christie’s Managed Services network of 180 trained technicians.

“Our relationship with Sumiko/Wolf Cinema came about after a thorough examination of technology, sales, service and marketing considerations,” stated Gary Fuller, business products VP at Christie. “Sumiko’s expertise in providing exceptional quality, high-fidelity audio products to the specialty A/V market is well known and positions them well to provide products to the high-end home theater market. Sumiko is widely acknowledged to be one of the top specialty distributors in terms of dealer support, product training and after sales service”.

Sumiko will distribute Wolf Cinema high-end home theater projectors — with Christie digital projection technology inside — through a select network of audio/video specialists throughout the world.

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